Blog Posts in International Women's Day

Posted by Tracy Fehr on Mar 8, 2013

As the world celebrates International Women’s Day this year, women in one of the most conflict-plagued corners of the world continue to push for stability and peace on behalf of their families, their communities, and their region. The courageous women of eastern Congo are fighting an uphill battle within a society entrenched in patriarchal norms, which has been slow to recognize the added value that an inclusive process can bring to ensure lasting peace.

Posted by Sarah Zingg Wimmer on Mar 9, 2012

Thousands of women marched through the city center of Goma yesterday in celebration of International Women’s Day. Women turned out in droves, participants explained, because this annual event is the only day of the year when their voices would be heard.

Posted by Laura Heaton on Mar 8, 2012
Zainab - Enough Project - Laura Heaton

Since the early 1900s countries around the world have celebrated International Women’s Day as a time to recognize the role of women in society and mobilize against injustices specifically impacting half of the world’s population. At Enough, rather than confining our commemoration to just one day—March 8—we’re giving a special focus to women all this week, to highlight how the conflicts we’re working to end affect women and girls, and to recognize the work of heroes advocating on their behalf.

In the fifth and final post of our International Women’s Week coverage, Enough’s Kenya based researcher Laura Heaton shares testimonies from children in Somalia about the impact of the decades-long conflict.

Posted by Enough Team on Mar 8, 2012
Sarah Danielson of My Sister's Keeper

Since the early 1900s countries around the world have celebrated International Women’s Day as a time to recognize the role of women in society and mobilize against injustices specifically impacting half of the world’s population. At Enough, rather than confining our commemoration to just one day—March 8—we’re giving a special focus to women all this week, to highlight how the conflicts we’re working to end affect women and girls, and to recognize the work of heroes advocating on their behalf.

For Day 4 of our International Women’s Week coverage, Sarah Danielson, a guest blogger from Enough partner organization My Sister’s Keeper, writes about her group’s work to empower women in Sudan and South Sudan.

Posted by Chloe Christman on Mar 7, 2012

Since the early 1900s countries around the world have celebrated International Women’s Day as a time to recognize the role of women in society and mobilize against injustices specifically impacting half of the world’s population. At Enough, rather than confining our commemoration to just one day—March 8—we’re giving a special focus to women all this week, to highlight how the conflicts we’re working to end affect women and girls, and to recognize the work of heroes advocating on their behalf.

For Day 3 of our International Women’s Week coverage, Chloe Christman on Enough’s Raise Hope for Congo campaign profiles a Congolese lawyer committed to the fight of bringing justice to victims of sexual violence.